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Cesarean section, or C-section, delivery may be requested or needed for childbirth. While some women heal nicely with a minimal scar that is easily hidden beneath the bikini line, others have a significant, noticeable C-section scar. If you had a C-section and your scar is too high or too large, there are options to improve its appearance. Dr. Aleksandr Shteynberg at Vantage Plastic Surgery offers C-section scar removal or revision at our medical centers in NYC.

Reducing the appearance of a C-section scar can best be accomplished by prevention. There are silicone sheets and healing options to reduce the appearance of the scar. If you recently had a C-section delivery, you could contact us about scar prevention treatments. However, for many women, it is too late to prevent a scar from forming, and C-section scar removal treatments are needed.

There are ways to fade scars or smooth hypertrophic/raised C-section scars. Laser treatments are excellent for reducing the appearance of scars – raised scars may respond well to steroid injections. Dr. Aleksandr Shteynberg is a double board certified plastic surgeon with years of experience in wound and scar treatments to improve the appearance of the skin. He can offer effective ways to minimize the appearance of a noticeable C-section scar, or he can hide the scar through surgical treatments.

Mommy Makeovers and Tummy Tucks

In some cases, the C-section scar that is too high is almost impossible to remove. If it is above the bikini line, the only way to hide it from view is to move it. Many women have other concerns after child birth beyond their C-section scar. Loose skin and muscles in the abdomen can be in addition to the scar left behind from the cesarean delivery. Dr. Shteynberg offers tummy tuck surgery and “Mommy Makeovers” that can include hiding the C-section scar while tightening and flattening the abdomen.

If you have a C-section scar that you feel you need to hide, there are options to remove the scar or hide it below the bikini line. To learn more about C-section scar removal treatments, contact us at Vantage Plastic Surgery. We can schedule a consultation with Dr. Shteynberg at our center in UES Manhattan or Brooklyn to discuss minimizing your C-section scar.

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